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BSc Events Management with Minor

A partnership programme between SUSS, SP, and SACEOS, providing conventional technical expertise and creativity via a cutting edge, diverse curriculum to ensure resilience.

BSc Events Management with Minor


Overview

Events Management is a challenging and ever-evolving field, made no less straightforward by recent global health concerns, and the universally increasing need for collaboration between partners, whether at the industry or national levels. While most have the impression that Events centers around business-related matters, i.e. the MICE industry, there are also a great deal of events that deal with community outreach, publicity, or international efforts and the like. Furthermore, one must also consider that in Events Management, other work occurs in the background, often unnoticed from the front-end – skills such as marketing, communication, presentation proficiency, as well as logistics and financial planning all come into play.

The Events Management programme is a partnership between the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS). The Events Management Programme aims to equip students with a diverse set of skills for effective management in the events industry. Students will be kept up to date with current industry practices, thanks to close involvement from our partners, and will also look into emerging trends for events, the use of technology, and other unique features that will distinguish their projects – this is in addition to the conventional management of events, which will also include an in-depth study of risk management, venue and space management, the running of logistics, as well as the importance of creativity, ideation and conceptualization of an event. As such, the programme involves both the technical expertise required for the industry, but also recognizes the creative component necessary to make any event groundbreaking.

Events managers play a dynamic role, constantly adapting to changes not only in the execution stages, but also in response to global demand, community and international conditions, as well as evolving expectations. As such, all students are strongly encouraged to take on an industry project as part of their electives in the programme, so as to better position themselves for a volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous world in the near future.

Our Edge

  • Preparation for career resilience in events management industries
  • Partnership with professional bodies in the events industry to ensure practical relevance to curriculum
  • Experienced and senior practitioners from industry as instructors
  • Versatile and portable skillsets that will hold value in other roles and industries

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo one or more interview(s) and/or take written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by SUSS from time to time.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS Core courses and 10 cu of General Electives, which are courses offered under the General Studies Programme (course pre-requisites apply). All courses are 5 cu unless stated otherwise.

The curriculum is structured such that:

  • Level 1 courses cover the foundational skills related to the planning for events.
  • Level 2 courses focus more advanced aspects of events management, such as the specific features during an event.
  • Level 3 courses bring to light the necessary acumen in event operations as well as unique operational features that add to the success of an event, in particular the creative aspects.
  • Level 4 courses provide in-depth specialist insight into specific areas of an events, or unique forms of events that deserve additional sensitivity and proficiency.

This programme is for aspiring events managers, or those who are keen to pursue a career in events management industries.

Graduates with a degree in events management will be well equipped to pursue successful careers in Events Management industries, as well as the versatile skillset of conducting of events in their respective roles.

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